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“Africa Forecast,” Vega String Quartet and more things to see and do this week, Sept. 15 – 21

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Editor’s Note: Every week we’re striving to help you get the most out of our city by helping you plan the week ahead. For more events happening in Atlanta, check out our calendar page

ART + DESIGN

Africa Forecast: Fashioning Contemporary Life. The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art marks its 20th anniversary with an exhibition of works that showcase sartorial design by women artists of Africa and the black diaspora. September 15-December 3. Spelman College Museum of Fine Art.

Fall Folklife Festival. The Atlanta History Center celebrates Southern folkways with a family-friendly festival including chef demos, Southern crafts, local brews, music and more. September 17. Atlanta History Center.

Vivian Maier: A Deeper Look. Lumiere Gallery shows recently released photographs by the enigmatic street photographer. The opening reception on September 17 at 11 a.m. Includes a Skype talk by John Maloof who discovered Maier’s work. September 17-October 29. Lumiere Gallery.

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MUSIC

Robert Spano Leads Tchaikovsky with Special Guest Joshua Bell. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra opens its 2016-17 season with music director Robert Spano conducting Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, Romeo and Juliet and the Violin Concerto in D major, featuring soloist Joshua Bell. September 15 at 8 p.m. Symphony Hall.

Vega String Quartet. Emory’s quartet-in-residence performs its first concert with new first violin Elizabeth Fayette. September 16 at noon. Carlos Museum.

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THEATER

Ugly Lies the Bone. The Alliance presents the regional premiere of two-time Kendeda finalist Lindsey Ferrentino’s acclaimed play about a female soldier returning from Iraq. September 16-October 9. Alliance Theatre.

November. Process Theatre presents a new production of David Mamet’s 2008 Oval Office satire. September 16-October 9. OnStage Atlanta.

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BOOKS

Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad. The author reads from and signs his new novel about a young slave who escapes a Georgia plantation via the Underground Railroad. September 21 at 7 p.m. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.

Craig Johnson, An Obvious Fact. The best-selling mystery writer’s latest has Sheriff Walt Longmire and his friend Henry Standing Bear investigating the strange death of a young biker. September 15 at 7 p.m. Margaret Mitchell House.

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DANCE

Creativity Conversation with Danté Brown. The New York-based director of Warehouse Dance speaks about his creative process. September 16 at 1 p.m. Emory’s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts Dance Studio.

Movement Shops. Atlanta dance company glo presents a series of dance movement workshops for people at all levels. Tuesdays and Saturdays through October 15. Goat Farm Arts Center.

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FILM

Demon. A young man and his bride encounter inexplicable supernatural occurrences at their ramshackle home in rural Poland in this award-winning new horror film from director Marcin Wrona. Opens September 16. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Turner Classic Movies beams Stanley Kubrick’s classic 1964 dark comedy to movie theaters across the nation. September 18. Area movie theaters.

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